Superoos primed for clash on Pyramid Hill’s turf
MITIAMO and Pyramid Hill meet in a possible qualifying preview when they clash in Saturday’s 15th round of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s senior footy action.
Round 15 in the Loddon Valley FNL is Simonds Homes Round.
The Superoos and Bulldogs are third and second going into the match at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park.
When these clubs last met in round six an inaccurate Pyramid Hill won 5.22 (52) to 7.6 (48) at John Forbes Oval in Mitiamo.
The Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Bulldogs have been beaten just once this season and will start favourite to take the points against the Superoos.
A key to the chances of the Marcus McKern-coached Mitiamo will be its ability to win centre ball-ups and stoppages.
The Superoos will look to onballers Lee Dale and Doug Thomas, a half-back line of Luke Lougoon, Jack Vinnicombe and captain Jarryd Wiegard, Ross Turner, Lucas Matthews and Kyle Patten to win plenty of contests.
A strong attack had Brayden Baines and Ryan Wellington kick five and four goals in last Saturday’s win against Inglewood.
The Bulldogs won 104-31 on Maiden Gully YCW’s turf last round as Zac Dingwall, Ryley Dickens and Gavin James were best.
A talented Pyramid Hill line-up includes captain Steven Gunther, Braidy Dickens at full-forward, Dylan Morison and Jack Timmins in defence, ruckman Adrian Holland, Brad Ladson in the centre and rover Billy Micevski.
Maiden Gully YCW marks consecutive home games when it plays Calivil United.
Both teams are on the rebound from defeat.
A win for the Jack Daley-coached Calivil United could lift it from ninth to sixth.
In round six it was the Eagles who soared to a 90-76 win at Calivil as Jessi Lampi, Hamish McCartney and Clinton Angove were among the best.
Jason Butty and coach Wayne Mitrovic kicked four goals apiece.
Best for the Demons in that contest were Phil Ryan, Ben Daley and Nick McPherson.
The classy Jacob Greenwood kicked four goals and will be a major threat to the Eagles again.
In-form players for Maiden Gully YCW include Grayson Brown, Ed Crisp, Natnael McLaren and Kallum Schepers.
The Eagles have also had Brayden Aitken and Natnael McLaren play well since their return to the club.
Players to watch in the blue and red include Lachlan Brook, Mitchell Deering, Jake Lawry, Evan Ritchie and Walter Miller.
After a bye, Bears Lagoon Serpentine makes the trek to Holloway Air Riverside Oval in Newbridge to take on the Maroons.
A hard-fought sixth round clash on the Bears turf at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve ended in a 68-48 win for the Justin Laird-coached BLS.
Best for the Bears in that match were Justin Laird, Charlie Gadsden, Ryan Prendergast and Kalem Paxton.
The dash of Josh Walsh from half-back sets up a lot of the Bears attacks, while Harrison Gadsden, Darcy Poulter, Andy Gladman and Miggy Podosky are all key players.
Newbridge’s defence was under siege in last Saturday’s match at Marong’s Malone Park.
The Luke Freeman-coached Maroons are likely to have plenty more scoring chances in this contest.
Players to watch for Newbridge include Caleb Sanders, Tyler McLeod, Chris Dixon, ruck-rover Caleb Argus, Dylan Lloyd at half-back, Patrick Andrews, Brandon Etherington, Austin Fithall and Brodie Pearce.
A red-hot Marong is back at Malone Park to tackle Inglewood.
Gun forward Brandyn Grenfell brought up his century in a 15-goal haul against Newbridge last round.
Grenfell booted 14 goals in the round six clash at Inglewood’s Dissy Machinery Oval and is likely to cause plenty of headaches for the Blues’ defence again.
A powerful Panthers’ team coached by Linton Jacobs includes Corbin Fleming, Ben and Corey Gregg, ruckman Justin Hynes, David Johnstone, Lachlan Lee in the centre, Kyle Manley and Kain Robins.
Marong has also had Ryley Taylor regularly feature in the best throughout the club’s run to top spot.
Best in Inglewood’s latest hit-out at Mitiamo were Charlie Ingham, Charlie McGaw, Bregon Cotchett and Reuben Johnson.
The Darrell Billett-coached Blues will look for big games from the likes of ruckman Thomas Kennedy, Charlie McGaw, Nathan Angelino and James Woods in defence, Jaspa Wendels in the centre, and Taj Rodwell in attack.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:
Marong 306 per cent, 48 points; Pyramid Hill 248, 44; Mitiamo 119, 36; Bridgewater 113, 32; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 73, 20; Inglewood 62, 12; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 55, 12; Newbridge 50, 12; Calivil United 70, 8.
111 Brandyn Grenfell, Mar.
48 Josh Martyn, B’water.
40 Bailey George, PH.
31 Jason Butty, MGYCW.
29 Andy Collins, B’water; Andrew Gladman, BLS; Jacob Greenwood, CU.
27 Braidy Dickens, PH.
25 Chris Dixon, New.
23 Jay Reynolds, Miti.; Kain Robins, Mar.
22 Steven Gunther, PH; Justin Laird, BLS; Ryley Taylor, Mar.; Ryan Wellington, Miti.
20 Nathan Devanny, Mar.
19 Charlie McGaw, I’wood.
17 Kyle Manley, Mar.
16 Wayne Mitrovic, MGYCW; Cody Wright, I’wood.
Goals from Inglewood’s round one win at Calivil to be added.
Written by Nathan Dole.